Alaska ranks last in the country for the number of students who go on to higher education, according to University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen. But in Alaska, many jobs don’t require a traditional college education. There are a variety of workforce education and training opportunities for all Alaskans and Lori Townsend looks at some of them in this story for Alaska @ Work.
Alaska Public Media and area businesses, educational institutions, and community service organizations are partnering in a workforce development initiative, called Alaska @ Work, focused on high-need jobs in Alaska that do not require four-year degrees. Through multimedia content and promotion, Alaska Public Media is amplifying the great work being done to help students, parents, educators, and businesses become aware of and connect with training, apprenticeships, resources and job searches to jump-start a career.
Additional footage provided by: KTOO, APICC, Alaska Career College, Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Pixabay, and Videvo